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-none- September 24, 1999 - 2:19 pm

Mr. Holman Dreams: Part One of Two

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RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

“Sometimes I still dream about him,” a fellow Stringer Hallite (or is it “Haller”?) once confided to me. I know what he means. I have Mr. Holman dreams too. In them, he is very far away, like a distant radio signal, but still quite big, as in life.

Mister Holman, of...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 1:57 pm

Why punish babies born out of wedlock?

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I was intrigued upon reading Emil Arnalak’s wish list in the letters to the editor, Sept.17, 1999. For the most part, they could apply to the people of Nunavik too.

However, item (4) is a bit disturbing, (babies born out of wedlock). It appears to conflict with item (7), (wrongdoings). Is this...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 1:57 pm

Nineteenth century Acadians in Arviat?

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My great-grandfather, Prosper Arsenault, and his wife, Margaret Bourque, were living in Arviat (Eskimo Point) in the year 1878, because my grandmother’s sister was born there on Feb. 7, 1878.

Her name was Elise Marie Arsenault. The family lived for a time in Havre Saint Pierre and later in...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 1:56 pm

Beware of toxic sewage sludge

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Re “Current sewage lagoon poisoning Koojessee Inlet” by Jane George, Nunatsiaq News, Sept. 17, 1999.

“Leftover cakes of sludge are then placed under a tarp, where they are broken down and sanitized by a process of self-generated heating, or composting. The Town plans to use the resulting product...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 1:55 pm

Nunavut must be at war

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I am patiently waiting to be conscripted. Perhaps then my superiors will let me in on all the secret plans they are concocting.

Until then, I understand that such information in my hands would be a risk to the security of the territory.

Who knows what I might do with a Baffin Region Health and...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 9:23 am

Berthe blasts Bouchard for forgetting Nunavik in Japan

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — The Makivik Corporation’s corporate secretary, George Berthe, says Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard’s ignored Nunavik’s needs during last week’s Team Canada trade mission to Japan.

The Makivik Corporation had plunked down $20,000 so that Berthe, and Nunavik Tourism’s Vicki Gordon could go...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 9:22 am

Quebec security minister bombarded with demands

On a visit to Kuujjuaq this week, Quebec's public security minister, Serge Ménard, heard about lawsuits against his department, plus a long shopping list of demands from the Kativik Regional Government.

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — The shadow of this year’s New Year’s avalanche in nearby Kangiqsualujjuaq hung constantly over Quebec’s public security minister, Serge Ménard, when he visited Kuujjuaq on Sept. 21.

Ménard had just learned that two families who lost relatives in the killer avalanche are seeking damages...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 9:21 am

Nunavut court of appeal sworn in

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IQALUIT — Nunavut’s Court of Appeal held its first session this week at Iqaluit.

The court didn’t hear any appeals, but nine of the appointed judges were sworn in at a ceremony that included Nunavut Justice Minister Jack Anawak.

“You face great challenges in the coming years, but you also face...

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Nunavik September 24, 1999 - 9:20 am

KRPF defuses hostage-taking in Akulivik

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KUUJJUAQ — On Monday, members of the Kativik Regional Police Force managed to subdue an armed man in Akulivik who had barricaded himself and six others into the community’s co-operative store.

According to the KRPF, shortly after two o’clock in the afternoon the local detachment received a call...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 9:17 am

How to pay for Nunavut training in the post-NUHRDS future

The Nunavut Secretariat's senior advisor on human resources says a new 20-year training plan will help develop the Nunavut labour force.

JANE GEORGE

IQALUIT — The big bonanza of federal training money that Nunavut residents use to receive through the Nunavut Unified Human Resources Strategy has dried up, but this won’t necessarily mean the end of training progams for Nunavut residents.

In fact, finding more cash should be relatively easy, says...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 9:06 am

NTI gearing up for December election

Former Natilikmiot MLA John Ningark has been appointed as Nunavut Tunngavik's returning officer for this December's election for NTI president and second vice president.

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SEAN McKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Nunavut Tungavik Incorporated is gearing up for the election of its president and second vice president, with the appointment of former Natilikmiot MLA John Ningark as the organization’s chief returning officer.

The nomination period for candidates will...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 9:05 am

Who can protect the inukshuk? Maybe Canada?

Images of the Inuit inukshuk are displayed everywhere, it seems, from keychains to beer bottles. But is this a violation of Inuit intellectual property rights?

JANE GEORGE

IQALUIT — You don’t have to look far to find images of the inukshuk on sale — representations of Nunavut’s most familiar symbol are displayed on everything key chains, fridge magnets, tee-shirts, and everything in between.

Now there’s even a brand of beer called “True North,” which features an...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 8:19 am

BCC to use Apex treatment centre for inmate rehab

The Nunavut cabinet is expected to approve the transfer of the former Inusiqsiuqvik treatment centre building from the Department of Health to the Department of Justice.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SEAN McKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — After months of sitting empty and unused, the former Inusiqsiuqvik addictions treatment centre building in Apex will soon begin a new life as a rehabilitation centre for inmates at the Baffin Correctional Centre.

“We’re going to use it as it was meant to be...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 8:18 am

Opposition to Iqaluit’s Lower Base utilidor grows

Town looking at new financial options.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SEAN McKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT— Not one Lower Base resident has signed up to get their home hooked into the utilidor pipe being installed in Iqaluit’s lower base area.

Hooking up to the new Lower Base utilidor line carries a hefty $17,000-$20,000 price tag, which has quickly inspired...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 8:14 am

Iqaluit council wants vouchers for welfare recipients

Iqaluit Town Council believes two many income support recipients are spending their money on booze, drugs and gambling.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Iqaluit’s income support recipients should spend their money on groceries, not booze and gambling, Iqaluit Town Council says.

Council wants some income support recipients to receive food vouchers instead of cash. It has sent a letter to Nunavut’s...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 8:13 am

Team of sculptors produce Iqaluit’s first monuments

At 230 p.m. on September 25, the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association was to have presented "Our Life in Stone" a set of sculpted works produced during Nunavut's first sculpting symposium.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Inspired artists have transformed rough hunks of granite into the Nunavut capital’s first true monuments.

From July to mid-September, artists from all over Canada came to Iqaluit where they participated in a symposium called “Our Life in Stone.” They spent three weeks crafting their...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 8:12 am

Town waives bylaw for construction firm staff houses

Over the objections of Inuit councillors, Iqaluit Town Council will allow two construction companies to build permanent staff houses in the West 40 to house transient workers.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SEAN McKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT— The Town of Iqaluit has granted two local businesses special exemptions to build permanent housing in the West 40 industrial zone so they can ship up transient construction workers from the South.

The variance to the town’s zoning bylaw was granted to Tower...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 8:11 am

Dome needs home: Town wants “art house” removed

Randy Perkison's beautifully constructed wooden dome, built on airport property without a lease or a building permit, has run afoul of the law.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SEAN McKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — The Town of Iqaluit has levelled a stop-work order at an Iqaluit man who decided to build a wooden dome near the Telesat satellite dish site in Iqaluit.

With a beautiful view of the Sylvia Grinnell River, the enigmatic structure seems to have been built in...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 8:10 am

Unified Nunavut time zone plan attracts mixed reactions

Hunters and some business people in Baffin aren't happy about the move to a unified time zone, but Kivalliq and Kitikmeot residents like the change.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — The Nunavut government’s decision to create a single time zone across Nunavut has unleashed an outcry from Baffin residents who say the government has “stabbed the public in the back.”

But other Nunavummiut say the change is good for Nunavut.

Since the...

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-none- September 24, 1999 - 8:06 am

What time will it be in Nunavut on Oct. 31?

Here's what you need to do on Oct. 31 to make sure that your clocks are set correctly.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — So what are Nunavummiut supposed to do with their clocks at 1 a.m. on Oct. 31?

For starters, Nunavut residents will do the same thing that most North Americans have been doing for the better part of the 20th century on the last Sunday of October. They’ll switch from daylight time to...

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